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 Favorite Quotes:
Do not borrow from Karma; she's a tough lender -- Paul Rallion

Portable electronics (smart phones & tablets) approach those far away, but separate those who are nearby. -- Paul Rallion

They are able because they think they are able. --Vergil

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. --Horace Walpole

Do not attempt to do a thing unless you are sure of yourself; but do not relinquish it simply because someone else is not sure of you. --Stewart E. White

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. --Benjamin Disraeli

Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing. --Johann von Schiller

Think like a man of action and act like a man of thought. --Henri Bergson

When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary. --William Wrigley, Jr.

There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees. --Michel de Montaigne

I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me. --Dudley Field Malone

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him. --Booker T. Washington

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing. --Albert Einstein

There is nothing permanent except change. --Heraclitus

All change is not growth; all movement is not forward. --Ellen Glasgow

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much. --Erich Fromm

If you can't get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one. --Mark Twain

I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel that they have not said enough. --Mark Twain

Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too. --Storey

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear. --Mark Twain

True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher. --John Petit-Senn

No man's credit is as good as his money. --Ed Howe

The surest way to establish your credit is to work yourself into the position of not needing any. --Maurice Switzer

Remember that credit is money. --Benjamin Franklin

To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. --Elbert Hubbard

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. --A. Sachs

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. --Henry Van Dyke

Debt is the worst poverty. --Thomas Fuller

You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time. --Abraham Lincoln

All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last. --Marcel Proust

When possible make the decisions now, even if action is in the future. A reviewed decision usually is better than one reached at the last moment. --William B. Given, Jr.

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. --George E. Woodberry

Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it will become a fact. --Norman Vincent Peale

Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. --William Jennings Bryan

We have inherited new difficulties because we have inherited more privileges. --Abram Sacher

When I was young I observed that nine out of every ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work. --George Bernard Shaw

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. --Aristotle

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't. --Anatole France

Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance. --Will Durant

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves. --Walter Gilbey

The worst bankrupt in the world is the man who has lost his enthusiasm. --H. W. Arnold

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. --Edward Phelps

Error is discipline through which we advance. --William Ellery Channing

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing. --Oscar Wilde

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards. --Vernon Saunders

Experience is something you get too late to do anything about the mistakes you made while getting it. --Anonymous

Failures are divided into two classes--those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought. --John Charles Salak

The only people who never fail are those who never try. --Ilka Chase

The man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears. --Michel de Montaigne

The only way to have a friend is to be one. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

The happiest business in all the world is that of making friends. --Anonymous

Life is understood backwards, but must be lived forward. --Unknown

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. --Kahlil Gibran

If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives. --Robert South

We are what & where we are because we have first imagined it. -- Donald Curtis

We are what we repeatedly do. -- Aristotle

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. --Thomas A. Edison

Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them. --Joseph Joubert

When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him. --William Lyon Phelps

Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. --Oliver Goldsmith

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. --André Gide

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. --Mark Twain

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not. --Mark Twain

In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing. --Antonio Porchia

The way to be nothing is to do nothing. --Nathaniel Howe

He who stops being better stops being good. --Oliver Cromwell

The more we do, the more we can do. --William Hazlitt

We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority. --Alfred Adler

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt

A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. --Henry Ward Beecher

There are no uninteresting things, there are only uninterested people. --Gilbert K. Chesterton

When you meet a man, you judge him by his clothes; when you leave, you judge him by his heart. --Russian Proverb

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing; others judge us by what we have done. --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

An honest man nearly always thinks justly. --Jean Jacques Rousseau

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve. --Joseph Joubert

I keep six honest serving-men. [They taught me all I knew]; Their names are What, Why, When, How, Where and Who. --Rudyard Kipling

The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance. --Confucius

Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. --Dwight D. Eisenhower

The wisest mind has something yet to learn. --George Santayana

Men learn while they teach. --Seneca

The brighter you are the more you have to learn. --Don Herold

He who adds not to his learning diminishes it. --The Talmud

If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky? --Stanislaw J. Lec

The only sure thing about luck is that it will change. --Wilson Mizner

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. --Elbert Hubbard

The ablest man I ever met is the man you think you are. --Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character. --Peter DeVries

It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure. --Herbert Samuel

Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. --Benjamin Franklin

It is easy for a somebody to be modest, but it is difficult to be modest when one is a nobody. --Jules Renard

It is surprising what a man can do when he has to. And how little most men will do when they don't have to. --Walter Linn

There are two kinds of men who never amount too much: those who cannot do what they are told, and those who can do nothing else. --Cyrus Curtis

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions. --James Russell Lowell

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. --Francis Bacon

He that can have patience can have what he will. --Benjamin Franklin

Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. --Hans Margolius

A pessimist is one who feels bad when he feels good for fear he'll feel worse when he feels better. --Anonymous

If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism. If you steal from two, it's research. --Wilson Mizner

I wasn't born in a log cabin, but my family moved into one as soon as they could afford it. --Melville D. Landon

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

God give me the serenity to accept things which cannot be changed; Give me courage to change things which must be changed; And the wisdom to distinguish one from the other. --Reinhold Niebuhr

Pray as if everything depended on God, and work as if everything depended upon man. --Francis Cardinal Spellman

No one preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing. --Benjamin Franklin

Even if you're on the right track--you'll get run over if you just sit there. --Arthur Godfrey

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. --Don Marquis

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward. --Abraham Lincoln

When prosperity comes, do not use all of it. --Confucius

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. --Publilius Syrus

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. --Washington Irving

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. --Voltaire

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. --Mary Wortley Montagu

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. --Joseph Addison

To reform a man, you must begin with his grandmother. --Victor Hugo

It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed than to repent of those that we intend to commit. --Josh Billings

Men are respectable only as they respect. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work. --Thomas A. Edison

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. --Calvin Coolidge

Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest. --Mark Twain

No man has a right to do what he pleases, except when he pleases to do right. --Charles Simmons

One-half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it. --Sidney Howard

In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. --Henry Ward Beecher

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. --John A. Shedd

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after. --Oliver Goldsmith

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. --Albert Einstein

The whole is simpler than the sum of its parts. --Willard Gibbs

Men are not punished for their sins, but by them. --Elbert Hubbard

Fatigue is the best pillow. --Benjamin Franklin

Into each life some rain must fall. --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm. --John H. Vincent

Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. --Thomas Moore

Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall. --Oliver Wendell Holmes

Concentration is the secret of strength. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you're not rejecting 90% of your ideas, you're not thinking very hard. --Unknown

We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others. --François de la Rochefoucauld

Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting, but never hit soft. --Theodore Roosevelt

Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. --Calvin Coolidge

If A equal success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut. --Albert Einstein

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. --Albert Einstein

I have suffered too much in this world not to hope for another. --Jean Jacques Rousseau

If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive. --Elbert Hubbard

Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves. --Abraham Lincoln

I touch the future; I teach. -- Anynomous

Most subjects at universities are taught for no other purpose than that they may be retaught when the students become teachers. --G. C. Lichtenberg

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. --James Allen

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lost time is never found again. --John H. Aughey

Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions. --John Randolph

The man who goes out alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. --Henry David Thoreau

A small leak will sink a great ship. --Benjamin Franklin

Little strokes fell great oaks. --Benjamin Franklin

You'll never get mixed up if you simply tell the truth. Then you don't have to remember what you have said, and you never forget what you have said. --Sam Rayburn

Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that's laughable is vanity. --Henri Bergson

Nothing good ever comes of violence. --Martin Luther

The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous. --Jawaharlal Nehru

Where there is no vision people perish. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

You see things and you say "Why?"; but I dream things that never were and I say "Why not?" --George Bernard Shaw

Vision: the art of seeing things invisible. --Jonathan Swift

Only eyes washed by tears can see clearly. --Louis L. Mann

We'd all like t'vote fer th'best man, but he's never a candidate. --Kin Hubbard

Vote for the man who promises least--he'll be the least disappointing. --Bernard M. Baruch

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. --George Jean Nathan

The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst. --Harry Emerson Fosdick

A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life. --Charles Darwin

Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time. --Victor Hugo

I wish I could stand on a busy street corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours. --Bernard Berenson

He does not possess wealth that allows it to possess him. --Benjamin Franklin

People do not lack strength; they lack will. --Victor Hugo

The wisest man is generally he who thinks himself the least so. --Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux

A beautiful lady is an accident of nature. A beautiful old lady is a work of art. --Louis Nizer

Eating words has never given me indigestion. --Winston Churchill

A man is a worker. If he is not that he is nothing. --Joseph Conrad

The world is filled with willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. --Robert Frost

Don't tell me that worry doesn't do any good. I know better. The things I worry about don't happen. --Anonymous

The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. --Robert Frost

There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever. --Mahatma Gandhi

The man who says "I may be wrong, but--" does not believe there can be any such possibility. --Kin Hubbard

Watch your thoughts; they become words, watch your words; they become actions, watch your actions; they become habits, watch your habits; they become character, watch your character; it becomes your destiny. --Unknown Source

 Frases Célebres:

Son capaces porque piensan que son capaces. --Vergil

Los hombres son capaces de cosas mayores que las que hacen. --Horace Walpole

No trates de hace algo a menos que estés seguro de tí mismo, pero no la abandones sólo porque no está seguro de tí. --Stewart E. White

El que no arriesga nada, no necesita esperar nada. --Johann von Schiller

Piensa como un hombre de acción y actúa como un hombre de pensamiento. --Henri Bergson

Cuando dos hombres en un negocio siempre están de acuerdo, uno de ellos no es necesario. --William Wrigley, Jr.

No hay conversación más aburrida que en la que todos están de acuerdo. --Michel de Montaigne

Nunca he aprendido nada de alguien que siempre ha estado de acuerdo conmigo. --Dudley Field Malone

No hay nada permanente excepto el cambio. --Heraclitus

No todo el cambio es crecimiento; no todo el movimiento es hacia adelante. --Ellen Glasgow

La inteligencia anula el destino. Mientras un hombre piensa es libre. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Caminante no hay camino, se hace camino al andar. --Antonio Machado

No estimes al dinero ni más ni menos que lo que vale: es un buen servidor y un pésimo amo. --Alexandre Dumas

Me prepararé y algún día tendré mi oportunidad. --Abraham Lincoln

Nadie se ha ahogado en su propio sudor. --Ann Landers

Encuentra la felicidad en tu trabajo, o nunca serás feliz. --Cristóbal Colón

No temas dar un gran paso si hace falta. No puedes cruzar un abismo de dos saltitos. --Lloyd George

Lo importante es no dejar de hacerse preguntas. -Albert Einstein

La escalera del galardón es el pensamiento y los escalones son las obras. --Infante Don Juan Manuel

Dijo el sabio Salomón que una gotera continua ablanda un duro peñón. --Copla Flamenca

El procedimiento más seguro de hacernos la vida más agradable es hacerla agradable a los demás. --Albert Guinon

Obró mucho el que nada dejó para mañana. --Baltasar Gracián

¡Ay, si pudiéramos aprender a aprender a tiempo! --Enrique Solari,

Jamás el esfuerzo desayuda la fortuna. --Fernando de Rojas

Ningún triunfador cree en el fracaso. --Friederich Nietzsche

El trabajo sin prisa es el mejor descanso para el organismo. --Gregorio Marañón

Deberíamos usar el pasado como trampolín y no como sofá. --Harold MacMillan

Ningún trabajo es vergonzoso, solo el ocio es una vergüenza. --Hesiodo

El miedo es natural en el prudente y el saberlo vencer es ser valiente. --Alonso de Ercilla

Si Colón se hubiera dado por vencido, a nadie le hubiera extrañado. Claro que, nadie se acordaría de él tampoco. --Anónimo

Todos los hombres que no tienen nada que decir hablan a gritos. --Enrique Jardiel Poncela

No busquéis el bien fuera de vosotros: buscadlo dentro de vosotros mismos o nunca lo encontraréis. --Epictecto de Frigia

Como no puedo controlar los acontecimientos, me domino a mí mismo. --Michel Yquem de Montaigne

Al bien hacer jamás le falta premio. --Miguel de Cervantes, escritor español (1547-1616)

La mayor victoria: el vencerse a sí mismo. --Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Siempre es simpático el que triunfa. --Pío Baroja

No ceses de esculpir tu propia estatua. --Plotino

La gente es atraida por el carisma positivo del espíritu emprendedor. --Bill FitzPatrick

El miedo siempre viene de la ignorancia. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

El que en gastos va muy lejos, no hará casa con azulejos. --Refrán

Quien no mire los fines, hará los comienzos errados. --Infante Don Juan Manuel,

Como no sabían que era imposible, lo hicieron. --Anónimo.

Cuando se muere el deseo, nace el miedo. --Baltasar Gracián

Tienes que aprender las reglas del juego. Y después, jugar mejor que los demás. --Dianne Feinstein

No hay peor lucha que la que no se hace. --Dicho mexicano.

Todos creen que tener talento es cuestión de suerte; nadie piensa que la suerte pueda ser cuestión de talento. --Jacinto Benavente

El error obliga a rehacer el camino, y eso enseña muchas cosas. La duda, no. Entre el error y la duda, opto siempre por el primero. --Juan Benet

No puedes tener a alguien hundido sin quedate hundido. --Booker T. Washington

La acción puede que no siempre traiga alegría; pero no hay alegría sin acción. --Benjamin Disraeli

A veces uno paga más por las cosas que ha recibido gratis. --Albert Einstein

Las palabras, cero; las obras, acero. --Luis de Góngora

Dios da el talento; lo que nosotros ponemos es el trabajo. --Manuel Alvar

La mejor educación del mundo es observar como trabajan los maestros. --Michael Jackson

¡Un genio! ¡He practicado catorce horas diarias durante treinta y siete años, y ahora me llaman genio! --Pablo Sarasate

El hombre que cree que puede hacer algo probablemente tenga razón, y lo mismo se puede decir para el hombre que cree que no puede. --Anónimo

Es pasión de necios la prisa. --Baltasar Gracián, escritor español (1601-1658)

Haz el bien y no mires a quien. --Dicho español

Cuando llegue la inspiración, que me encuentre trabajando. --Pablo Picasso El genio es un uno por ciento de inspiración y un noventa y nueve por ciento de transpiración. --Thomas Alva Edison

¡No olvidéis un instante que es quedarse atrás no ir adelante! --Ramón de Campoamor

El temor hace las cosas mayores de lo que son. --Vicente Espinel La voluntad recia y dura, cuando se empeña, convierte las montañas en llanuras. --José María Pemán

Caer está permitido. ¡Levantarse es obligatorio! --Proverbio ruso

Más hace una hormiga andando que un buey echado. --Dicho mexicano

El ideal debe ser claro, definido, bien dibujado: tener un ideal hoy y otro mañana es gastar fuerzas inútilmente. --Anónimo

Demos tiempo al tiempo; para que el vaso rebose hay que llenarlo primero. --Antonio Machado

No es vencido sino el que cree serlo. --Fernando de Rojas

El holgazán quiere y no quiere al mismo tiempo. --La Biblia

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 Phrases Célèbres:

Il faut casser le noyau pour avoir l'amande. --Proverbe français

Il y a deux choses que l'expérience doit apprendre: la première, c'est qu'il faut beaucoup corriger; la seconde, c'est qu'il ne faut pas trop corriger. --Eugène Delacroix

Bien fait vaut mieux que bien dit. --Benjamin Franklin

Soyez patient avec tout le monde, mais surtout avec vous-même. --Saint François de Salles

Plus fait celui qui veut que celui qui peut. --Gabriel Meurier

La vision, c'est l'art de voir les choses invisibles. --Jonathan Swift

L'homme absurde est celui qui ne change jamais. --Georges Clémenceau

Au bon joueur, la balle. --Proverbe français

On répare son toit quand il fait beau. --John F. Kennedy

L'homme est ses propres croyances. --Anton Chekov

Le seul endroit où le succès précède le travail est dans le dictionnaire. --Vidal Sassoon

C'est dans vos moments de décision que le destin se dessine. --Anthony Robbins

L' optimiste est celui qui transforme les difficultés en opportunités, et le péssimiste est celui qui transforme les opportunités en difficultés. --Harry Truman

Qui gagne a toujours bien joué. --Proverbe cité par Herbert (en 1651)

On ne perd pas de temps quand on aiguise ses outils. --Proverbe français

Si vous ne croyez pas en vous même, peu de gens croiront en vous. --Anonyme

Regarder sans cesse derrière soit est ennuyeux. l'intérêt réside dans le lendemain. --Natalia Makarova

Un homme de courage fait la majorité. --Andrew Jackson

Il y a des gens qui ont de l'argent et d'autres qui sont riches. --Chanel

L'homme de succès tirera profit de ses erreurs et essaiera de nouveau, différemment. --Dale Carnegie

La fortune sourit au audacieux. --Proverbe français

Le prix de la grandeur est la responsabilité. --Winston Churchill

N'abandonnez-pas ce qui vous tient vraiment à coeur. Quand il s'agit d'amour et d'inspiration, je ne pense pas que vous puissiez vous tromper. --Ella Fitzgerald

Si Dieu est avec nous, qui peut être contre nous? --Les Romains 8:31

Les grands hommes le sont quelquefois jusque dans les petites choses. --Marquis de Vauvenargues

Ce que vous voulez vraiment être, vous finirez par le devenir. --Justin Hayward

Ce sont les grandes actions qui louent les grands hommes. --Voltaire

Agissez vite, pensez doucement. --Proverbe grec

Celui qui n'est pas en train de naître, l'est à mourir. --Bob Dylan

Parfois nous contemplons si longtemps la porte qui se ferme, que nous apercevons trop tard celle qui est ouverte. --Alexander Graham Bell

Les succès produisent les succès, comme l'argent produit l'argent. --Chamfort

L'expérience n'est pas ce qui arrive à un homme, mais ce qu'il tire de ce qui lui arrive. --Aldous Huxley

Tout ne peut être changé en faisant face, mais rien ne peut être changé sans faire face. --James Baldwin

L'ennui est une maladie dont le travail est le remède. --Duc de Lévis

Le succès survient quand l'opportunité rencontre le travail. --Anonyme

Un homme peut être détruit, mais pas vaincu. --Ernest Hemingway

Je crois beaucoup en la chance, et je me rends compte que plus je travaille, plus j'en ai. --Thomas Jefferson

J'ai été pauvre et j'ai été riche. Riche c'est mieux. --Sophie Tucker

Mettez de l'ordre chez vous et réduisez la confusion, vous contrôlerez mieux votre vie. L'organisation personnelle vous permettra ainsi de vous relâcher et de vous liberer afin d'agir plus efficacement. --Larry King

Le plus grand orateur du monde, c'est le succès. --Napoléon 1er, Empereur français

Rien au monde ne peut remplacer la persévérance. Ni le talent; rien n'est plus courant qu'un homme talentueux sans succes. Ni le génie; le génie non récompensé est presqu'un proverbe. Ni l'éducation; le monde est plein d'intellectuels ignorés. La persévérance et la détermination sont omnipotentes. Le mot d'ordre "pressez le pas" a résolu, et résoudra toujours les problèmes de la race humaine. --Calvin Coolidge

Faites chaque jour un peu plus que ce vous pensez pouvoir faire. --Lowell Thomas

Il n'y a qu'une façon de réussir - celle d'être capable de vivre sa vie à sa façon. --Christopher Morley

Soyez effronté et vous réussirez. --Jean de la Bruyère

Il n'y a qu'un patron: le client. Et il peut licencier tout le personnel depuis le Directeur jusqu'à l'employé, tout simplement en allant dépenser son argent ailleurs. --Sam Walton

L'important, c'est de ne jamais cesser de réflechir. --Albert Einstein

Celui qui travaille, travaille pour lui. --Bible des proverbes

"Chacun voit ce que tu parais être, mais presque personne ne connaît ce que tu es". - Machiavel

Un esprit cultivé ne nuit point au courage. --Voltaire

On reconnait la grandeur d'un homme, à sa façon de traiter un petit homme. -- Anonyme

Les hommes sont presque toutjours capable de faire des choses plus grandes des cettes qu'il font. --Horace Walpole

Ce qu'un homme pense de lui-même, voilà ce qui règle ou plutôt indique son destin. --Henry David Thoreau

Vous voyez les choses et dites "pourquoi?" Je rêve les choses qui n'ont jamais été et dis "pourquoi pas?" --George Bernard Shaw

Quand tout marche bien, il est grand temps d'entreprendre quelque chose. --Fernand Deligny

Les obstacles sont faits pour qu'on les saute. --Proverbe français

L'échec, c'est une chance de recommencer plus intelligemment. --Henry Ford, industriel américain (n. 1863)

Celui qui devient fort en surmontant les obstacles, possède la seule force capable de surmonter l'adversité. --Albert Schweitzer

Je voulais être un grand écrivain et je l'ai été. Je voulais connaître la gloire et je l'ai connue. Et puis je voulais aussi autre chose, et je ne savais pas ce que c'était, et cela je ne l'ai pas eu. --Jean-Paul Sartre

Accrochez-vous à vos rêves, car quand les rêves meurent, la vie n'est plus qu'un oiseau blessé qui ne peut plus voler. --Langston Hugues

Tout échec montre que le succès n'est que chance. --Anonyme

La bonne volonté trouve le moyen et l'opportunité. --Jean-Antoine de Baïf

Rien de grand ne fut jamais accompli sans enthousiasme. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

La rame a le grand pouvoir de vous faire avançer sur la rivière. Mais il dépend de vous de la mettre à l'eau, de ramer, et de vous ajuster au courant. --Kip Coggins

Il ne s'agit pas de faire un pas de géant, mais une succession de petits pas. --Peter A. Cohen

Em Português (Portuguese)


A abstinência é um boa coisa, desde que praticada com moderação. --Anônimo

Infidelidade é como apanhar seu sócio roubando dinheiro do caixa. --Fernando Sabino

Escrever sobre arte é como dançar sobre arquitetura. --Anônimo

Mais vale um papagaio na mão do que dois cheques voadores. --Perry White

O casamento é o preço que os homens pagam pelo sexo; o sexo é o preço que as mulheres pagam pelo casamento. --Anônimo

Errar é humano, mas para se fazer uma monstruosa cagada é preciso um computador. --Anônimo

O dinheiro não é tudo e, muitas vezes, não é nem mesmo suficiente. --Anônimo

O dinheiro não é tudo. Não se esqueça também do ouro, os diamantes, da platina e das propriedades. --Tom Jobim

Se votar resolvesse alguma coisa, o voto seria ilegal. --Anônimo

Não há quem não cometa erros, e grandes homens cometem grandes erros. --Paulo Francis

A diferença entre a genialidade e a estupidez é que a genialidade tem limites. --Anônimo

O juiz de futebol é o único ladrão que rouba na presença de milhares de pessoas e ainda vai para casa protegido pela polícia. --Anônimo



Interesting Facts:

 Physical Science Facts:
Sir Isaac Newton was only twenty three years old when he discovered the law of universal gravitation.

The only letter not appearing on the Periodic Table is the letter “J”.

Velcro was invented by a Swiss guy who was inspired by the way burrs attached to clothing.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

No matter its size or thickness, no piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

According to an old English system of time units, a moment is one and a half minutes.

Knowledge is growing so fast that ninety per cent of what we will know in fifty years time, will be discovered in those fifty years.

The typewriter was invented in 1829, and the automatic dishwasher in 1889.

The wristwatch was invented in 1904 by Louis Cartier.

When glass breaks, the cracks move at speeds of up to 3,000 miles per hour.

Ten minutes of one hurricane contains enough energy to match the nuclear stockpiles of the world.

Most gemstones contain several elements. The exception? The diamond. It's all carbon.

Diamond is the hardest substance known.

Which of the 50 states has never had an earthquake? North Dakota.

When hydrogen burns in the air, water is formed.

The meter was originally defined as one 10-millionth of the distance from the equator to the Pole.

Sterling silver contains 7.5% copper.

Cars were first started with ignition keys in 1949.

J.B. Dunlop was first to put air into tires.

Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the telephone, also set a world water-speed record of over seventy miles an hour at the age of seventy two.

Rubber is an impertinent ingredient in the manufacture of bubble gum.

Aluminum is the most abundant metallic element on the surface of the Earth and the Moon.

Alfred Nobel invented dynamite. The Nobel prize is awarded for contributions to Science, Literature, and Promotion of Peace.

It is energy-efficient to turn off a fluorescent light only if it will not be used again within an hour or more. This is because of the high voltage needed to turn it on, and the shortened life this high voltage causes.

A meter is the distance traveled by light in a vacuum during 1/299,792,458 of a second.

The main North-South interstate highways in the US are odd numbered. The main East-West interstate highways in the US are even numbered. Coast-to-coast interstates end in zero.

 Earth Science Facts:

The Earth's equatorial circumference (40,075 km) is greater than its polar circumference (40,008 km).

Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world.

The Earth's average velocity orbiting the sun is 107,220 km per hour.

The Sun's mass decreases by 4 million tones per second due to conversion of Hydrogen to Helium by thermonuclear reaction, this conversion will continue for another 5 billion years before the Sun's energy supply is exhausted.

Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.

There is a high and low tide because of our moon and the Sun.

The Milky Way galaxy contains 5 billion stars larger than our sun.

The Future's Museum in Sweden contains a scale model of the solar system. The sun is 105 meters in diameter and the planets range from 3.5 mm to 6 km from the 'sun'. This particular model also contains the nearest star, Proxima Centauri, still to scale situated in the Museum of Victoria ... in Australia.

A quarter of Russia is covered by forest.

Proportionally speaking, the Earth is smoother than a billiard ball

Each day is 0.00000002 seconds longer than the one before because the Earth is gradually slowing down.

More than 75% of all the countries in the world are north of the equator.

AM and PM stand for "Ante-Meridian" and "Post-Meridian," respectively, and A.D. actually stands for "Anno Domini" rather than "After Death."

There is enough petrol in a full tank of a Jumbo Jet to drive an average car four times around the world.

The surface speed record on the moon is 10.56 miles per hour. It was set with the lunar rover.

The planet Saturn has a density lower than water. So, if placed in water it would float.

Just twenty seconds' worth of fuel remained when Apollo 11's lunar module landed on the moon.

If you could drive to the sun -- at 55 miles per hour -- it would take about 193 years

The moon is one million times drier than the Gobi Desert.

A Boeing 707 uses four thousand gallons of petrol in its take-off climb.

For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off.

Since 1959, more than 6,000 pieces of 'space junk' (abandoned rocket and satellite parts) have fallen out of orbit - many of these have hit the earth's surface.

It takes 70% less energy to produce a ton of paper from recycled paper than from trees.

Every year in the US, 625 people are struck by lightning.

Hawaii is moving toward Japan ~4 inches a year.

The North Atlantic gets ~1 inch wider every year.

The rocket engine has to supply its own oxygen so it can burn its fuel in outer space.

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe (75%).

Oxygen is the most abundant element in the Earth’s crust, waters, and atmosphere (about 49.5%)

The center of the Sun is about 27 million degrees Fahrenheit (15 million °C).

A bolt of lightning is about 54,000°F (30,000°C); six times hotter than the Sun.

A stroke of lightning discharges from 10 to 100 million volts & 30,000 amperes of electricity.

Sunlight takes about 8 minutes & 20 seconds to reach the Earth at 186,282 miles/sec (299,792 Km/sec). The Earth is 150 million kilometers away from the Sun.

The average distance between the Earth & the Moon is 238,857 miles (384,392 km). At Perigee the distance is 221,463 miles (356,334 km) and at Apogee it is 251,968 miles (405,503 km).

The moon is 27% the size of the Earth.

The Earth weighs 6.6 sextillion tons, or 5.97 x 1024 kg.

The highest point on land is the top of Mt. Everest (8,448 meters). The deepest point on the Earth’s surface is the Marianas Trench (11,034 meters).

The highest temperature on Earth was 136°F (58°C) in Libya in 1922. The lowest temperature on Earth was -128.6°F (-89.6°C) in Antarctica in 1983.

Sunlight can penetrate clean ocean water to a depth of 80 meters.

The average ocean floor is 4,000 meters.

Seawater is, on the average, 3.5% salt. The Dead Sea is 25% salt.

The rotating wind speeds of a cyclone is 10 to 60 mph, a hurricane is 75 to 200 mph, and a tornado is 300 mph. Their diameter can be up to 1,000, 600, and 1 mile(s) respectively.

 Life Science Facts:

Chimps are the only animals that can recognize themselves in a mirror.

The temperature can be determined by counting the number of cricket chirps in fourteen seconds and adding 40.

Houseflies have a lifespan of two weeks.

A duck's quack doesn't echo.

Starfish don't have brains.

Shrimps' hearts are in their heads.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

An ostrich's eye is bigger that its brain.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds

Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

The pupil of an octopus' eye is rectangular.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

The common goldfish is the only animal that can see both infra-red and ultra-violet light.

An iguana can stay under water for twenty-eight minutes.

Ants cannot chew their food, they move their jaws sideways, like scissors, to extract the juices from the food.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

The leg bones of a bat are so thin they cannot walk.

If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning first before you will die of oxygen deprivation.

Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

Hummingbirds are the only animals able to fly backwards.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.

Crickets hear through their knees.

A cat's jaws cannot move sideways.

Armadillos get an average of 18.5 hours of sleep per day.

Armadillos can walk underwater.

There are more beetles than any other kind of creature in the world.

No animal, once frozen solid survives when thawed, because the ice crystals formed inside cells would break open the cell membranes. However there are certain frogs that can survive the experience of being frozen. These frogs make special proteins which prevent the formation of ice (or at least keep the crystals from becoming very large), so that they actually never freeze even though their body temperature is below zero Celsius. The water in them remains liquid: a phenomenon known as 'supercooling.' If you disturb one of these frogs (even just touching them), the water in them quickly freezes solid and they die.

Only humans sleep on their backs.

The human brain is 80% water.

The brain uses more than 25% of the oxygen used by the human body.

Everyone's tongue print is different.

15 million blood cells are produced and destroyed in the human body every second.

As an adult, you have more than 20 square feet of skin on your body--about the same square footage as a blanket for a queen-sized bed.

In your lifetime, you'll shed over 40 pounds of skin.

Every minute, 30-40,000 dead skin cells fall from your body.

There are more living organisms on the skin of a single human being than there are human beings on the surface of the earth.

The largest cell in the human body is the female reproductive cell, the ovum. The smallest is the male sperm.

If a surgeon in Ancient Egypt lost a patient while performing an operation, his hands were cut off.

If your mouth was completely dry, you would not be able to distinguish the taste of anything.

Muscles are made up of bundles from about 5 in the eyelid to about 200 in the buttock muscle.

Muscles in the human body (640 in total) make up about half of the body weight.

If 80% of the human liver was removed, it could still function and would eventually restore itself to its original size.

Most people blink about 17,000 times a day.

The human body has enough fat to produce 7 bars of soap.

The human head is a quarter of our total length at birth, but only an eighth of our total length by the time we reach adulthood.

There is no single word given to describe the back of the knee.

A starfish can turn its stomach inside out.

Sea otters have 2 coats of fur.

Hummingbirds can't walk.

Moths have no stomach.

Despite the hump, a camel’s spine is straight.

1 kg of lemons contain more sugar than 1 kg of strawberries.

The largest eggs in the world are laid by sharks.

A zebra is white with black stripes.

The animal with the largest brain in relation to its body is the ant.

A crocodile’s tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth.

Sharks are immune to cancer.

Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.

Giraffes are unable to cough.

On average, Elephants sleep for about 2 hours per day.

A giraffe's neck contains the same number of vertebrae as a human.

A cheetah can accelerate from 0 to 70 km/h in 3 seconds.

The heart of giraffe is two feet long, and can weigh as much as twenty four pounds.

Fish are the only vertebrates that outnumber birds.

Oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen make up 90% of the human body.

A mosquito has 47 teeth.

Seventy percent of the dust in your home consists of shed human skin

Fingernails have a life span of three to six months. That's how long it takes them to grow from base to tip, progressing at the pace of 1.5 inches a year -- or 0.000000047 inches a second.

A cockroach can live for several weeks without its head.

Elephants have been known to remain standing after they die.

The average human produces a quart of saliva a day -- about 10,000 gallons in a lifetime

The embryos of tiger sharks fight each other while in their mother's womb, the survivor being the baby shark that is born.

Ants do not sleep.

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over 1 million descendents.

If you urinate when swimming in a South American river, you may encounter the candiru. Drawn to warmth, this tiny fish is known to follow a stream of urine to its source, swim inside the body, and flare is barbed fins. It will remain firmly embedded in the flesh until surgically removed.

When a pilot light in a gas barbecue fails to ignite the gas jets properly, it is easy for you to inhale gas accidentally while trying to light it by hand. If this has happened, when the match does light, sometimes a trail of flame will blaze from the jet onto your mouth, filling your lungs with fire. Oddly enough, you would suffocate before burning to death as the flame would consume the oxygen in every breath you would take.

The soft plastic headphones used on airplanes create a warm, moist environment in the ear canal that is ideal for breeding bacteria. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

On a plane, if the passenger in your seat on the incoming flight had serious gas, then you are sitting on a cushion full of disease-causing microbes.

The greatest mass extinction was about 250 million years ago, when ~95% of marine life disappeared.

In one day, people in the US eat 815 billion calories worth of food; 200 billion more than they need.

An Astronaut can be up to 2 inches taller returning from space. The cartilage disks in the spine expand in the absence of gravity.

The oldest known fossil is of a single-celled organism, blue-green algae, found in 3.2 billion year-old stones in South Africa.

The oldest multi-cellular fossils date from ~700 million years ago.

The earliest cockroach fossils are about 280 million years old.

Modern humans (Homo sapiens) appeared about 25,000 years ago.

The giant Sequoia tree is the largest living thing on Earth, 113 meters, in Humboldt County, CA. It has a potential life span of 6,000 years.

There are 60,000 miles (97,000 km) in blood vessels in every human.

The average person has 100,000 hairs on his/her head. Each hair grows about 5 inches (12.7 cm) every year.

Healthy nails grow about 2 cm each year. Fingernails grow four times as fast as toenails.

20/20 vision means the eye can see normally at 20 feet. 20/15 is better; the eye can see at 20 feet what another eye sees at 15 feet.


111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

The term "the whole 9 yards" came from W.W.II fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards."

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

The word "samba" means "to rub navels together."

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural. The second longest word in the English language is "antidisestablishmenterianism".

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from and old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

Stewardesses and reverberated are the two longest words (12 letters each) that can be typed using only the left hand. The longest word that can be typed using only the right hand is lollipop. Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

The only nation whose name begins with an "A", but doesn't end in an "A" is Afghanistan.

The only city whose name can be spelled completely with vowels is Aiea, Hawaii.

The first taxi with metered fares were operational in 1907.

France contains the greatest length of paved roads.

Before 1800 there were no separately designed shoes for right and left feet

The average U.S. high school graduate has a vocabulary of about 60,000 words.

'Strengths' is the longest word in the English language with just one vowel.

The shortest French word with all five vowels is "oiseau" meaning bird.

M&M's were developed so that soldiers could eat candy without getting their fingers sticky.

The longest English word that can be typed using the top row of a typewriter (allowing multiple uses of letters) is 'typewriter.'

There is a word in the English language with only one vowel, which occurs six times: Indivisibility.

"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.

Facts about prime numbers The first two primes, or numbers divisible only by themselves and 1, are 2 and 3. All other primes are either one less than or one greater than a multiple of 6, which is the product of 2 and 3. The first three 'pairs' of primes are 5 and 7, 11 and 13, 17 and 19. 23 stands without a prime partner, since 25 is the square of 5, the next prime after 3. The higher the multiple of 6, the greater the chance of either number before & after being divisible by a lower prime number.

The first prime number after 1,000,000 is 1,000,003.

A TV image must flash at least 25 times/sec to be perceived as continuous motion.

On Nov 21, 1969 two computers “talked” over a phone line. The Internet was born.

The first passenger elevator was installed in New York in 1857 by Elisha Otis.

“Lead” for pencils is made of powdered graphite, clay & water, then placed in rods where they dry, are heated at 1000 °C, and waxed.

 Hechos Ciencias Físicas:

Sir Isaac Newton tenía sólo 23 años cuando descubrió la ley de gravitación universal.

La única letra que no aparece en la Tabla Periódica es la “J”.

La biblioteca principal de la Universidad de Indiana se hunde más de una pulgada cada año porque cuando la construyeron, los ingenieros no tomaron en cuenta el peso de los libros que ocuparían el edificio.

El horno microondas fué inventado después que un investigador caminó por un radar y una barra de chocolate se le derritió en su bolsillo. 

No importa el tamaño o grosor, ningún pedazo de papel se puede doblar por mitad más de 7 veces.

Según un sistema inglés antiguo, un momento equivale a un minuto y medio.

Un carro viajando a 80 km/hora usa la mitad de su combustible para romper el viento.

El conocimiento está creciendo tan rápido, que el 90% de lo que sabremos en 50 años, será descubierto en esos 50 años.

La máquina de escribir se inventó en 1829, y la lavaplatos automática en 1889.

El reloj de puño lo inventó Louis Cartier en 1904.

Cuando el vidrio se rompe, las rajaduras se mueven a más o menos 3,000 millas por hora.

Diez minutos de un huracán contiene suficiente energía para igualar las reservas nucleares mundiales.

La mayoría de piedras preciosas contienen varios elementos. La excepción? El diamante. Es carbón en su totalidad.

El diamante es la substancias más dura que se conoce.

El estado de US que no ha tenido terremoto: North Dakota.

Cuando el hidrógeno se quema en el aire, se forma agua.

El metro se definió como un 10-milloésimo de la distancia del ecuador al polo.

La plata contiene un 7.5% de cobre.

Los carros los empezaron a encender con motor de arranque en 1949.

J.B. Dunlop inventó las llantas inflables.

Alexander Graham Bell, quien inventó el teléfono, también rompió el récord velocidad acuática de 70 millas por hora cuando tenía 72 años.

El caucho es un ingrediente en la manufactura de la goma de mascar.

 Hechos Ciencias de la Tierra:

La circunferencia de la Tierra en el ecuador (40,075 km) es mayor que la circunferencia polar (40,008 km).

El lago Baikal (en Rusia) es el más profundo del mundo.

La velocidad orbital de la Tierra es de 107,220 km por hora.

La masa del sol disminuye 4,000,000 de toneladas por segundo debido a la conversión de hidrógeno a helio por reacción termonuclear. Esta reacción continuará por otros 5 billones de años.

Debido a efectos gravitacionales, usted pesa menos cuando la luna está justamente arriba.

Hay mareas alta y baja debido a la luna y el sol.

Nuestra galaxia la vía láctea contiene 5 billones de estrellas más grandes que el sol.

El Museo del Futuro en Suiza contiene un modelo a escala del Sistema Solar. El sol tiene 105 metros de diámetro y los planetas distan entre 3.5 mm a 6 km del ‘sol’. Este model también contiene la estrella más cercana, Proxima Centauri, también a escala, situada en el museo de Victoria ... en Australia.

La cuarta parte de Rusia está cubierta de bosques.

Proporcionalmente hablando, la Tierra es más lisa que una bola de billar.

Cada día es 0.00000002 segundos más largo porque la Tierra va disminuyendo de velocidad poco a poco.

Más del 75% de todos los países del mundo están al norte del ecuador.

AM y PM quieren decir, "Ante-Meridiano" y "Pasado-Meridiano," respectivamente, y A.D. quiere decir "Anno Domini" y no "After Death. - Después de la muerte".

Hay suficiente petrol en el tanque lleno de un Jet Jumbo para conducir un auto cuatro veces alrededor del mundo.

La velocidad récord en la luna es de 10.56 millas por hora. Se hizo en el “lunar rover”.

El planeta Saturno tiene una densidad menor que la del agua. Por lo tanto, si se colocara en agua, flotaría.

Solamente quedaba el equivalente a 20 segundos de combustible en el módulo lunar del Apollo 11 cuando aterrizó en la luna.

Si usted pudiera conducir hacia el sol -- a 55 millas por hora -- le tomaría 193 años.

La luna es 1 millón de veces más seca que el desierto gobi.

Un Boeing 707 usa 4,000 galones de petrol en su despegue.

Por cada kilogramo extra de peso llevado al espacio, se necesitan 530 kg de combustible para el lanzamiento de la nave (o cohete).

Desde 1959, más de 6,000 pedazos de ‘chatarra espacial’ (partes abandonadas de cohetes y satélites) han caído fuera de órbita - muchos han caído en la superficie terrestre.

 Hechos Ciencias Biológicas:

La persona promedio se duerme en siete minutos.

El ojo de una avestruz es más grande que su cerebro.

El vuelo más largo de un pollo que se ha registrado es de 13 segundos.

La pupila del ojo de un pulpo es rectangular.

Es imposible estornudar con los ojos cerrados.

Los huezos de las patas de los murciélagos son tan delgados, que no pueden caminar.

Los cimpancés son los únicos animales que pueden reconocerse frente a un espejo.

Usted puede descifrar la temperatura ambiente en grados farenheight con sólo contar el número de ‘clicks’ que un grillo produce en 15 segundos, y sumándole 37.

Las moscas caseras viven un promedio de dos semanas.

El sonido del pato no produce eco, y nadie sabe por qué.

Las estrellas de mar no tienen cerebro.

Los camarones tienen el corazón en la cabeza.

Cada vez que usted lame una estampilla, consume 1/10 de una caloria.

Los emus y los kanguros no pueden caminar hacia atrás.

Nuestros ojos son del mismo tamaño desde nuestro nacimiento, pero nuestra naríz y orejas no dejan de crecer.

El pez de oro (goldfish) es el único animal que puede ver luz infra-roje y ultra-violeta.

La iguana puede mantenerse bajo de agua por 28 minutos.

Las hormigas no pueden masticar la comida, mueven sus tenazas lado a lado, como tijeras, para extraer los jugos de la comida.

Es imposible estornudar con los ojos abiertos.

Si usted estuviera encerrado herméticamente en un cuarto, morirá primero de envenenamiento por dióxido de carbono, antes de morir por falta de oxígeno.

Las pastillas anticonceptivas funcionan también con gorilas.

Los colibrís son los únicos pájaros que pueden volar hacia atrás.

Los tigres tienen el pellejo en bandas, no sólo la piel (o los pelos).

Su pulmón izquierdo es más pequeño que el derecho para darle espacio al corazón.

Los grillos escuchan a través de sus rodillas.

Las mandíbulas de los gatos no se pueden mover hacia los lados.

Los armadillos duermen un promedio de 18.5 horas al día.

Los armadillos pueden caminar abajo de agua.

Hay más escarabjos que cualquier otro tipo de criatura en el mundo.

Ningún animal, una vez congelado sobrevive cuando se descongela, porque los cristales de hielo que se forman dentro de las células quebrarían las membranas celulares de dichas células. Sin embargo, hay ciertas ranas que pueden sobrevivir este hecho de congelación. Estas ranas producen proteínas especiales que previenen la formación del hielo (por lo menos restringen el tamaño de los cristales de hielo), de tal manera que no se congelan, aún cuando su temperatura está bajo cero grados Celsius. El agua en ellos se mantiene líquida: un fenómeno llamado ‘superenfriamiento’. Si alguien perturba una de estar ranas (con tocarlas basta), el agua en ellas se congela y mueren.

Solamente los humanos duermen sobre sus espaldas.

El 80% del cerebro humano es agua.

El cerebro usa más del 25% del oxígeno del cuerpo humano.

Las huellas de la lengua son diferentes en todas las personas.

15 millones de células sanguíneas son producidas y destruídas en el cuerpo humano cada segundo.

Hay más seres vivos en la piel de un solo ser humano que humanos en la Tierra.

La célula más grande en el cuerpo humano es la célula reproductora de la mujer, el óvulo. La más pequeña es la del hombre, el esperma.

Si un cirujano en el antiguo Egipto perdía a un paciente mientras lo operaba, se le conrtaban las manos al cirujano.

Si su boca estuviera completamente seca, no podría distinguir el sabor de nada.

El músculo más grande en el ser humano es el glúteo.

Si se extrajera el 80% del hígado, todavía podría funcionar, y poco a poco se auto-restaruraría a su tamaño original.

La mayoría de la gente pispilea más o menos 25,000 veces diarias.

El cuerpo humano tiene suficiente grasa para producir 7 barras de jabón.

La cabeza humana es un cuarto del tamaño del cuerpo al nacer, pero sólo un octavo al llegar a ser adulto.

Las nutrias tienen dos capas de piel.

Los colibrís no pueden caminar.

A pesar de su joroba, la espina dorsal de un camello es recta.

1 kg de limones contiene más azúcar que 1 kg de fresas.

Los huevos más grandes del mundo los pone el tiburón.

Una cebra es blanca con franjas negras.

El animal con el cerbro más grande con respecto a su cuerpo es la hormiga.

La lengua de un cocodrilo está pegada a la parte de arriba del interior de su boca.

Los tiburones son inmunes al cáncer.

Los cocrodilos tragan piedras para sumergirse a mayores profundidades.

Las jirafas no pueden toser.

En promedio, los elefantes duermen 2 horas diarias.

El cuello de una jirafa contiene el mismo número de vértebras que un humano.

La cheetah puede acelerar de 0 a 70 km/h en 3 segundos.

El corazón de la jirafa mide dos pies de largo, y puede llegar a pesar 24 libras.

Los peces son los únicos que sobrepasan en cantidad a los pájaros.

El oxígeno, el carbón, el hidrógeno y el nitrógeno forman el 90% del cuerpo humano.

Un mosquito tiene 47 dientes.

El 70% del polvo en su casa proviene de la piel que el cuerpo reemplaza.

Las uñas duran de 3 a 6 meses. Eso es lo que tardan en crecer desde la base hasta la punta, un ritmo de 1.5 pulgadas al año -- ó 0.000000047 pulgadas por segundo.

Los elefantes se quedan parados después de morirse.

El humano promedio produce un cuarto de saliva por día -- más o menos 10,000 galones en la vida de ese humano.

Los embiones de los tiburones tigre pelean en la placenta de la madre, el ganador es el que nace.

El cuerpo humano, el hueso mas grande del cuerpo es el fémur.

En promedio, el órgano más grande del cuerpo es el hígado.

El país con mas doctores en el mundo es: China con 1,808,000; un promedio de 648 pacientes por doctor.

Las hormigas no duermen.

 Otros Hechos:

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

Si usted tiene tres monedas de 25¢, cuatro de a 10¢, y cuatro de 1¢, usted tiene: $1.19. La mayor cantidad de dinero en monedas sin poder cambiar un dólar exacto.

Si una estatua de una persona en un caballo tiene ambas piernas en el aire, la persona murió en una batalla; si el caballo tiene una pierna delantera en el aire, la persona murió como resultado de lesiones recibidas en una batalla; y si el caballo tiene las cuatro piernas en el suelo, la persona murió por causas naturales.

El nombre más común en el mundo es Mohammed. 

La primera bomba lanzada por los aliados en Berlín durante la II Guerra Mundial mató al único elefante en el zoológico de Berlín.

El primer taxi con contómetros se puso en operación en 1907.

Francia contiene la mayor longitud de carreteras pavimentadas en el mundo.

Antes de 1880 no habían zapatos izquierdos o derechos, todos eran iguales.

Los M&M's se inventaron para que los soldados puedieran comer dulces sin ensuciarse las manos.

Los lados opuestos de un dado siempre suman 7.

Hechos sobre números primos. Los primeros dos números primos, o números divisibles entre sí y 1, son el 2 y el 3. Todos los demás números primos son, ya sea un número mayor o menor que un múltiplo de 6, que es producto de 2 y 3. Los primeros tres pares de números primos son el 5 y 7, 11 y 13, 17 y 19. El 23 no tiene compañero, porque el 25 es cuadrado de 5, el siguiente número primo después del 3. Entre más alto el múltiplo de 6, mayor la posibilidad de cualquier número anterior o posterior de ser divisible entre un número primo menor.

El primer número primo después de 1,000,000 es 1,000,003.



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